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Bear Proofing

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by sniemeyer, Dec 12, 2012.

  1. sniemeyer

    sniemeyer In the Brooder

    Aug 31, 2012
    Boulder, CO
    This fall, I lost one of my girls to a bear! He just pried open the door to the coop, and snatched her up. :( I kept my other 3 in the garage at night after that, until the bears started to hibernate. That said, does anyone have any ideas on other ways I can deter bears so I don't have to move them every night?

  2. JackE

    JackE Crowing

    Apr 26, 2010
    North Eastern Md.
    Run a electric perimeter fence or wire around the coop (Highest voltage you can get). When the bear touches his nose to that, it may make him want to look elsewhere.

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